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Miami City Ballet
Wednesday, April 27, 7:30 pm
Carlson Family Stage

"Symphony in Three Movements"
with live orchestra

What a grand finale! Miami City Ballet returns to Northrop with a program as vibrant and intoxicating as their namesake city. With a Balanchine-based repertory that Le Monde says “gives goosebumps to fans of dance,” the dancers’ non-stop energy and unfailing clarity leave audiences cheering. "Serenade" is a sweeping, romantic work with a transcendent Tchaikovsky score—a milestone in the history of dance. The jet-propelled "Symphony in Three Movements" matches Stravinsky’s signature rhythms with angular, athletic choreography. Miami’s colorful urban art scene inspires Justin Peck’s "Heatscape," danced to a sprightly Martinu score.

Wednesday, April 27, 6:15 pm
Best Buy Theater
FREE and open to the public
Gain insight into the performance at an in-depth conversation about the company and the evening’s program.

Northrop, 84 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
Nicole Stumpf- northrop@umn.edu, (612) 625-6600

The first act of this mixed repertory evening includes selections from SPB's emerging repertory of classical to contemporary ballet with technique, style and athletic prowess.

An American in Paris is a one-act ballet inspired by the classic film starring Gene Kelly with selections from the Gershwin score. Peter Davison's choreography mixes contemporary ballet movement with physical theater, often incorporating an innovative use of objects.

Peter Davison has created over 30 works for Boulder Ballet, where he was Co-Artistic Director for ten years, and his choreography has been presented by Ballet Nouveau Colorado, David Taylor Dance Theater, Saint Paul Ballet, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, among others. He is a recipient of the Ballet Builders Award for New Choreography, from New Choreographers on Pointe.

The O'Shaughnessy Theater- 2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul
Brittany Adams- company@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

“A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.”
– Christian Louboutin

Minnesota Dance Ensemble is bringing a relatable production to the steps of the Paramount Theatre in the company’s 13th season. In These Shoes pays tribute to the many roles we play in everyday life. Captivating, bold movements will engage audience members in this highly kinetic work of art as dancers find which shoes fit and what stories these shoes have to tell.

One night only!
April 29, 7:30pm

Paramount Theatre 913 West St. Germain Street, St. Cloud, MN 56301

James Sewell Ballet’s spring show kicks off with "Band It," set to the driving rhythms of American band music. "Band It" will premiere in collaboration with the Edina High School band on the stage of the Goodale Theater. This piece will incorporate hover boards, color guard flags and giant inflatable water balls to stretch your perception of contemporary ballet.

The performances also include Nashville Ballet Artistic Director, Paul Vasterling’s "Seasons," choreographed to Antonio Vivaldi's classic score, and a reprisal of Sewell’s playful "Chopin Studies," with live accompaniment by the wonderful pianist, Tadeusz Majewski..

TICKETS: $20 - $36 at thecowlescenter.org or 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

Join Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands on Thursday, May 5 for a special in-studio preview of work to be performed in the upcoming spring concert, May 20-22, at the Cowles Center in Minneapolis. The showing will include excerpts from Kyle Abraham's new work, "Candle," as well as excerpts from company repertory.

Thursday, May 5, 5:30 - 6:30pm
Doors open at 5:00pm
Wine and cheese reception at 5:00pm

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

A spring celebration of dance featuring new and restaged works by faculty, students, and guest artists HIJACK.

Thursday-Saturday, May 5-7 at 7:30 PM.

Tickets: $8 (Complimentary for faculty/staff/students/). Tickets will be available by phone (507-786-8987) during regular box office hours (11 am – 4 pm) and via the web (http://www.stolaf.edu/apps/tickets/).

The Thursday evening performance will be streamed live and archived.
A reception will be held in Dittmann Center following the performance on Friday, May 6.

Kelsey Theater, 1500 St. Olaf Ave., Northfield MN 55057
J-P Douglas- dance@stolaf.edu, (507) 786-3248

Festival of Nations, Minnesota’s largest multi-cultural celebration, brings together people from a vast array of backgrounds to celebrate their ethnic heritage. Throughout the Festival, more than 100 dance and music groups perform continuously on three different stages--all free with festival admission.

This year's visiting guest is Formosa Circus Arts who will be performing at 6:00 pm on Friday, May 6, on the World Stage in Roy Wilkins Auditorium. FOCA combines dance and acrobatics, street culture and theatrical works, and traditional and modern elements to create a new style of performance. Based in Taiwan, FOCA continually implements new concepts and pushes their creativity to develop a unique physical language and an original vision – exploring the relationship between the performers and the public.

Saint Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd Saint Paul, MN 55102
Festival of Nations- worldstage@festivalofnations.com, (651) 647-0191 x300

Experience Cinderella like you've never seen before!

Set in WWII England, Cinderella 1944: A Love Story tells the classic tale of Cinderella with a modern twist. Cinderella 1944 is a fun, original story written specifically for Twin Cities Ballet, and features original musical compilation, and original stage production and choreography that includes swing dance in addition to classical ballet.

Inspired by thematic elements of the classic Cinderella tale, Cinderella 1944 is not a fairy tale princess Cinderella story, but a more realistic, relatable ballet that will feature the story audiences know and love, but can connect with on a deeper level while also experiencing something new.

Blending tragedy and humor, hope and love, this new and fresh reimagining of Cinderella’s struggles, survival, and journey of discovery, will surprise and delight, and provide a memorable experience for all!

May 6 at 7:00pm
May 7 at 2:00pm, 7:00pm
May 8 at 2:00pm

Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

In this final installment of a triptych, The Sparrow is a blend of physical theater, dance, and live music that follows on the heels of Basic North (2012) and The Half-Life (2015). In this dance-theater hybrid, audiences are invited into a world of deep expressions connected to simple truths and conceptual ideas grounded in reality.

Post-show Opening Night reception - Friday, May 6
Post-show talk-backs follow all other performances

Twenty-three of the most captivating actors and dancers in the Twin Cities have been assembled under the creative direction of Noah Bremer and Joanna Harmon with choreographic assistance from Eve Schulte (James Sewell Ballet) to bring The Sparrow to life.

Friday, May 6 - 7:30p -- Opening Night
Saturday, May 7 - 2:00p and 7:30p
Sunday, May 8 - 2:00p
Saturday, May 14 - 2:00p and 7:30p
Sunday, May 15 - 2:00p
Tuesday, May 17 - 7:30p
Wednesday, May 18 - 7:30p
Thursday, May 19 - 7:30p
Friday, May 20 - 7:30p

Photo by Eric Melzer

The Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Avenue, Minneapolis MN

Zenon Dance Company celebrates its 33rd Spring Season after spending a three-week choreographic residency in Cassis, France, and two weeks in Havana, Cuba for three sold out performances at the historic Teatro Marti. The company’s groundbreaking approach to eclectic and virtuosic contemporary dance, and its support of emerging choreographers, continues this season with a world premiere by New York-based Sam Kim, a former Minnesota resident.

The season includes reprises of Joanna Kotze’s “Rouge,” described as “stylistically eclectic and consistently engaging, combining equal doses of precision and playfulness”; Wynn Fricke’s “The Mourning Tree,” hailed as “an intuitive movement language of shifting weights and kinesthetic response [that] creates a spellbinding harmony”; and Danny Buraczeski’s exuberant 1988 jazz work “Merry Go Round” to music by Glenn Miller and the Army Air Force Band.

TICKETS: $34 at thecowlescenter.org and 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

Wow is the first collaboration between DaNCEBUMS and 6 Families. We've created something to please ourselves and our Moms – who supported us as young artists at the barre and music stand. Familiar at moments, and surprising at others; you can expect this springy compilation of sounds and movements to make you feel like a fine feline, luxuriating in the sun. More about the concept and artists behind Wowwww.goo.gl/eX5EYq

Fortuitously slated for Mothers’ Day, Wow runs May 7 and 8
Doors at 6, Show at 7 pm
Tickets $8-$16, sliding scale
Tickets are available online from the BLBT (www.goo.gl/H813x6), or over the phone (612-825-8949)

6 Families is a collection of musicians organized by nine emerging artists in the Twin Cities. They aim to create compelling experiences related to sound, silence, and song. www.6families.org

DaNCEBUMS create dances from the heart that will engage your mind. www.dancebums.com

Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, 810 W Lake St, Minneapolis

initiated by Body Cartography Project and HIJACK
curated and hosted by HIJACK
Tuesday, May 10, 2016


The Cowles Center for Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave S downtown Minneapolis, 2nd floor Target Education Studio
free/$5 suggested donation

This program is supported by The Cowles Center for Dance & The Performing Arts

Kristin Van Loon- hijackdance@hotmail.com, (612) 229-0585

THURSDAY, May 12: Live Arts + SooVAC Road Trip to Silverwood Park, 7:30PM
Live Arts and SooVAC are taking a road trip to Silverwood Park for an evening curated by Laurie Van Wieren.
Join us at 7:30PM at the Slverwood Park Art Center for refreshments and we will wind our way to three different performance sites in the park. The sun sets at 8:33.

Live Performances by:

Megan Mayer with Matt Regan. Megan Mayer is an artist working with choreography, dance, experimental video and photography. www.meganmayer.com.

Brenna Mosser is a dancer and choreographer from Rochester, MN. She is home after graduating from the National Contemporary Dance Center in Angers, France with a degree in Dance Performance and Art Management.

Abigail Whitmore is a dancer and dance creator. She is currently pursuing a BFA in dance at the University of Minnesota.

In coordination with Camille Gage's Fierce Lament and Earth Day.

Silverwood Park, 2500 County Rd E St. Anthony, MN 55421
Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com, (612) 501-2551

Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 and 4:30 PM

An unusual children’s musical called Broucci or Fireflies will have two performances in St Paul at Minnesota’s oldest theatre in the Czech
Slovak Sokol Hall, 383 Michigan St., St. Paul, 55102.

Originally created for captive Jewish children by imprisoned Jewish artists including choreographer Kamila Rosenbaumova and composer Karel Svenk, Fireflies was performed during World War II in the ghetto/camp called Terezin, outside of Prague. Rarely re-staged, the new production is directed and choreographed by Judith Brin Ingber assisted by Blanka Brichta with music arranged by Craig Harris after the original work. The fully costumed production (featuring children of Czech Slovak heritage from 4 years old through high school) is free. There is also a Holocaust exhibit featuring connections to Terezin. To reserve tickets specify 3:00 or 4:30 performance, go to 2016fireflies@gmail.com.

Czech Slovak Sokol Hall, 383 Michigan St., St. Paul, 55102
Judith Brin Ingber- Judith@jbriningber.com

Danielle Zuniga and Reyna Mondragon present Altered Odyssey, two performances only, May 18 and 19. Zuniga and Mondragon choreograph and perform, along with 14 additional dancers, an evening filled with dance and exploration that will infuse the minds of the audience with an intrinsic insight to modern dance.

Tickets are only $10 and are available at www.phoenixtheatermpls.org

Phoenix Theater at 2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55408
Jenna Papke- jenna@artsnest.org, (612) 377-2285

For more than 40 years, Pilobolus has been challenging the boundaries of contemporary dance. The company’s smooth, organic choreography, along with its signature shapes and shadow work, often blurs the lines between individual performers, creating a sense of dance-troupe-as-organism. Pilobolus has been featured on the likes of Oprah, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and the Academy Awards, and was nominated for a 2012 Grammy® Award for the video for OK Go’s “All Is Not Lost.”

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, 345 Washington St, St Paul, MN 55102
Grace Solfest- gsolfest@ordway.org

Vibrating with beautiful intensity, TU Dance, led by Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands, embodies a contemporary vision striving to reveal the connective power of dance. Join us, as TU Dance returns to the Cowles Center for its 2016 spring dance concert—an evening featuring world premiere work by choreographer and 2013 MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abraham, as well as new work by Uri Sands. The program also includes Sands' "Veneers" (2006), "a blend of intelligence and beauty, rigorous structure and inventive choreography, and integrity of performance so singularly wrought that the work rips your expectations from their moorings” (Camille LeFevre, StarTribune).

Tickets: $30 - $35 at thecowlescenter.org and 612.206.3600

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Christopher Montiel- cmontiel@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3600

Fundraiser for Liz Wawrzonek
June 26
A-Mill Artist Lofts
315 SE Main St
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Tickets: $20/person
Liz has a brain tumor. We want to help.

Why are you doing this? Our dear, brilliant friend Lizbeth Wawrzonek has a brain tumor. When the surgery that removed 90% of her tumor left her unable to speak or walk or remember certain words or our names, she found her way back. As she continues to kick this tumor’s ass and amaze us all with her open mind and boundless strength, we want to find a way to help. Raising money for Liz is the way. We plan to raise at least $10,000 for Liz, to help cover some of the cost of lost income over these many months of her recovery and chemotherapy treatments. Chances are many of us have experienced Liz’s generosity of spirit. It’s time we beam some of that warmth back to her.

A-Mill Artist Lofts, 315 SE Main Street, Minneapolis
Maggie Bergeron- maggie@maggiebdance.org


Join artistic directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and the TU Dance Center teaching artists for the 2016 TU Dance Summer Programs.

The Children and Teen Summer Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique. Classes, divided by age, provide a comprehensive base on which to expand by developing body awareness, coordination, balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. July 11-22, 2016

The TU Dance Pre-professional summer session is an intensive course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, and repertory work for students up to age 23. The program has four levels: Beginning 1, Beginning 2, Intermediate and Advanced. Placement can be done by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of classes of the intensive. August 1-20, 2016.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Spend your summer with St. Paul Ballet

Whether you are looking for an Intensive Pre-professional summer experience, a dance camp for ages 3-8, children’s ballet or teen and adult open classes to fit your schedule there is something for every age and ability.

Many dancers who complete a summer dance program learn and grow more in their dance training over four to six intensive weeks than they do in a full semester of regular dance training. Call our offices today to reserve a spot in summer intensives and camps starting in June.


Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Summer Jazz Dance Intensives with COLLIDE!

Three exciting weeks of jass dance!

July 11-15: 9:30-3:30
Ages 7-14 - Beginning/Intermediate
The ideal camp for the young theater dance lover looking to improve their technique!

July 18-22: 9:30-3:30
Ages 10+ - Intermediate/Advanced
Our popular intensive back for its third year! Minimum of three years of dance experience required.

Ages 12+ Audition or referral based only.
To schedule a placement audition please email us at info@collidetheatrical.org

Daily Schedule:
9:30-11:00 Technique Class
11:00-12:00 Specialty Class (Pilates/yoga, hip-hop, contemporary, tap)
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-2:30 Repertory
2:30-3:30 Master Class (acting, auditioning, film acting, resume/HS consultation)

For more information please visit our website at www.collidetheatrical.org or call 877-508-7890. All Intensives will take place at The Ritz Theater.

The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis
Regina Peluso- info@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

MDT&S is proud to offer a variety of dance classes throughout the summer. From weekly classes to multiple week intensives, our faculty is dedicated to providing guidance and experience that shape the performer both technically and artistically – not only to become professional dancers, but to develop the confidence and discipline in pursuing all life goals. Joy and agility are encouraged through training, mentoring, and performing experiences furthering their skills and talents.

*Performing Arts Division*

2 Week June Intensive | Levels I-VI
June 13-24

3 Week July Intensive | Levels I-IV
July 11-28

*Young Children's Division*

Story Ballet Week-long Camps
June 20-24

Story Ballet Weekly Class
June 5-July 24

Predance Weekly Class
June 7-July 26

Intermediate Weekly Class
June 8-July 27

Boys Weekly Class
June 8-July 27

For more detailed information on class times, schedules, ages, and more, visit http://mndance.org/class-information/summer-intensives/

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Anne Bachem- school@mndance.org

Pilates Day Celebration 2016 - May 7
Celebrate PILATES DAY with Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy!

Join us on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 9am-11am for a special two-hour mat class. This class is open to all levels and will feature a mix of our instructors who will lead you through classic mat exercises as well as incorporating mat toys and props!

Fee: $25
Register: www.paragonpilatespt.com

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave. S. Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

The Book of Mormon is coming to Minneapolis! This is your chance to work with the Dance Captain of Broadway's hit.

Nail Your Dance Audition
Saturday, May 14
Ages 9-16 (Limited space)

Dance for Adult 'Actor/Singers'
Saturday, May 14
Adults/16+ (Two spots left)

All levels | $65
Warm-up, combination, + Q&A

JR Bruno appeared in Broadway's West Side Story directed by the legendary Arthur Laurents. He also danced at San Francisco Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, and is a Broadway World nominated choreographer. He choreographed the Denmark premiere of Avenue Q and teaches across the US and Europe. JR's students have performed in countless Broadway productions and national tours.

JR provides tools for healthy technique and breaking down choreography. Learn what choreographers and dance captains are looking for.

LIMITED SPACE: enroll at www.broadwayplayground.com


Mat and Toys
Workshop Series
Open to general public and all movement educators.

• Small Ball Magic -May 14, 2016 12:00-3:00pm
• Resist and Reform with Elastic Bands - May 14, 2016 4:00-7:00pm
• Rolling for Length, Rolling for Strength - May 15, 2016 12:00-3:00pm
• Ring Around the World - May 15, 2016 4:00-7:00pm

A la carte registration is available, OR sign up for all four and receive $100 off! (Call the studio for discount code prior to registration)

Instructor: Ginny Massie
Early Bird Fee: $149 + Materials $25 by April 30
Regular Fee: $179 + Materials $25 (PMA 3.0 each workshop)
*Fee rate indicates each workshop separately

Register: www.pilates.com

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy

Paragon Pilates and Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave. S. Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Friday, May 20: 5-8pm
Saturday, May 21: 10-4pm
Sunday, May 22: 10-1pm

Sliding scale: $150-$250

Send $50 deposit, email for contact info.
Some work trade available-inquire by email to wendyruble@gmail.com.

In these classes we will work to align the bones by using the four deep muscle groups in the pelvis that are responsible for the transfer of forces through the body. We do not work to “exercise” these muscles but rather work to “wake them up” and use them for support and realignment of the bones. In this week of class we will touch upon the deep internal musculature and supportive connections in the pelvis that move and ground us - between the pelvis, the legs and the earth and back up through the skeleton.

Klein Technique™ has been in development since the mid 1970's. It is a cohesive movement system that connects the body and mind. The result, over time, is a clarity and sureness of movement, and fluidity.
(photo: Rachel Germond, "Bella's Dance" 2001)

The Cowles Center, Target Education Studio, 2nd floor, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 2nd floor, Minneapolis

Age 11+ with minimum of one year of pointe, pre-registration required.

Start off this summer with an intensive two-week program of ballet technique, pointe and/or men's class, and Ballet Royale's exclusive 'Progressive Pilates' regime, in addition to conditioning/injury prevention.
For motivated dancers wanting to hone their technique and maximize improvement, this program will accelerate students' progress and is particularly crucial for those preparing to attend summer intensive programs.

Week 1: Monday-Friday, 5:00-7:30pm;
Weeks 2 and 3: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-12 noon

Please visit www.balletroyalemn.org for complete pricing information

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

THREE days to save on early registration, must register by April 29.

Join ARENA DANCES for a week of classes and repertory opportunities taught by founder and artistic director Mathew Janczewski. Targeted for the high intermediate to advanced level dancer, participating artists will observe their process of dancing from their instincts with imagination, physical idiosyncrasies and kinetic response. Observations and discussions about the many ways of working will unfold. Dancers will learn "not so good at standing still", a repertory work on finding one's own footing/balance. Janczewski has carved out a distinctive identity by bringing the craft of choreography and experimentation into play in all his creative endeavors inspired by nature, architecture, and subjective experiences.

Dates: June 13 - June 17 (Monday through Friday)
Time: 10:00AM to 3:00PM (with a lunch break)
– Registration must be completed by May 16, online at arena-dances.org
– $300 by April 29
– Scholarships available

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts Studio 5B, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com, (612) 804-0238

Zenon Dance Company's week-long summer intensive offers a rigorous and professional experience for intermediate and advanced dancers with a passion for dance. This intensive, taught by Zenon Dance Company dancers, offers daily technique or improvisation and repertory classes. Repertory classes contain excerpts from Zenon Dance Company's national and international repertory.
Experience exceptional choreography with extraordinary dancers!

Daily Schedule:
Technique or Improvisation: 11:30-1pm ($20 drop-in)
Repertory: 1:30-3:30 ($25 drop-in)

Drop-in to one day, or pre-register for all five technique and repertory classes for only $200!
For more information:

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Unique in Minnesota, Ballet Royale Minnesota is offering a week-long Summer Ballet Intensive program for motivated, aspiring male dancers ages 10 through adult.

Focusing on strength, power, technique, and performance, these classes provide a rare opportunity for men and boys to gain invaluable skills and insights beyond those presented in mixed classes. Students receive individualized attention and coaching from two of the state’s foremost male ballet teachers, former professional ballet dancers Barry Leon and Rick Vogt.

This innovative program incorporates ballet technique, targeted strength training, classical variations, and consists of two levels:
- Advanced Beginning/Intermediate Ballet
- Advanced Ballet

Monday – Friday, from 12:00pm–2:00pm

Program tuition: $60
Instructors: Barry Leon & Rick Vogt

Invitation or pre-approval required

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater's Summer Intensive
June 20-24, 2016
10 am – 3 pm

Join the artists of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater June 20-24, 2016 for a week-long intensive in the company’s critically acclaimed work integrating emotional and physical movement vocabulary with vocal and theatrical expression. The intensive is designed for all ages (must be at least 16) with intermediate to advanced dance experience and will include choreographic investigations filtered through SPDT’s aesthetic lens. Over the course of the intensive, students will participate in technique and choreographic workshops and learn selections from SPDT repertory. The intensive will culminate in a final showing performed by the participants.

Tuition: $275 + $25 Application Fee

Applications can be found on our website homepage: www.stuartpimsler.com or by contacting Brenda Nepsund: spdanth.brenda@gmail.com
Scholarships available.

JSB TEK BOX at The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts | 528 Hennepin Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55403
Brenda Nepsund- spdanth.brenda@gmail.com

Attend an exciting and rigorous ballet-based dance program! Special guest master teachers join our renowned faculty to give professional instruction in a structured and focused setting, allowing each student to reach his or her full potential.

Classes include classical ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, pas de deux, modern, jazz and character dance, variations, repertoire, men’s class, conditioning, acting, Pilates, lectures, injury prevention and conditioning, and choreographic methods.

The Summer Intensive is a flexible two-, three-, or four-week program (Division I is a two-week program ONLY) that culminates in a student showcase performance.
Week 1: June 30–July 8
Week 2: July 11–15
Week 3: July 18–22
Full Program (four weeks): June 30–July 29.

AUDITION REQUIRED FOR UPPER DIVISION, video auditions still being accepted.
Students ages 8 and up (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through professionals.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

(2 credits/30 hours)
Dance/movement therapy (DMT) focuses on the understanding and use of movement, body awareness and dance with persons who have psychological and behavioral issues. The introductory course introduces basic DMT theory and skills with an emphasis on multicultural perspectives for working with non-verbal behaviors. Students study 1) the diverse and universal role of movement and dance as a healing, transformative modality; 2) the history and development of DMT; 3) movement intervention skills.
This course is approved by the American Dance Therapy Association, for Alternate Route R-DMT credit.

This course can also be taken for academic credit through the Center for Spirituality and Healing (UMN). Contact Barbara for details.

Instructors: Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb MA, MFA, BC-DMT, LMFT, CMA, SEP; Paul Sevett MA, BC-DMT, LICSW
For registration or information contact: Barbara: loebx001@umn.edu, 612-916-1829; or Paul zsevett@mac.com 651-291-0942

Mpls.St.Paul (TBD)
Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb- loebx001@umn.edu, (612) 916-1829

Video auditions still being accepted.
Age 11+ with minimum of one year of pointe

Intensive program for talented and focused intermediate and advanced classical ballet students that focuses on classical ballet and jazz dance technique, classical variations and Nutcracker choreography. This two-week classical ballet and performance jazz dance immersion program is taught and conducted by professional dance instructors, including Bonnie Mathis, and students train daily in classical ballet technique, pointe, and jazz dance (“performance jazz” or “musical theater” ballet-based jazz), followed by repertory rehearsals.

Students learn classical ballet variations and choreography from Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker, and will also have the opportunity to perform in an in-studio showcase performance at the end of the workshop.

Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 2:00pm (two separate levels)

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044


Video auditions still accepted, deadline extended to May 15! Visit http://bit.ly/1N4PqDx for the audition registration form link to learn video submission fee and requirements.

Audition for the following two separate summer intensive programs:

1) July Summer Intensive: June 30 - July 29, 2016.
Audition required for UPPER DIVISION ONLY. Ages 11+. Minimum one year pointe for girls through professionals.
This intensive is a flexible two to four-week program. Classes include classical ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, pas de deux, modern, jazz and character dance, variations, repertoire, men’s class, conditioning, acting, Pilates, lectures, injury prevention and conditioning, and choreographic methods.

2) August Two-Week Ballet and Jazz Repertory Workshop: August 8 -19, 2016.
Ages 11+. Minimum one year pointe for girls through professionals.
This is an intensive program with classical ballet and jazz dance technique, classical variations, and Nutcracker choreography.


The Momentum dance series was created to promote the work of an exciting new generation of dance and dance-theater creators in Minnesota. Momentum seeks out applicants from a full range of styles, cultures, aesthetics, and approaches that represent contemporary dance in the world today.

The Momentum: New Dance Works 2017 series is presented by the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater, at the Southern Theater, with support from the Jerome Foundation. The series will run July 13-15 and July 20-22, 2017.

Due Date: Monday, May 2, 2016, by 5:00 pm
Send to: Michèle Steinwald/Momentum
Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts,
via email msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org (please write Momentum Submission in the subject line)

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Ave
Michèle Steinwald- msteinwald@thecowlescenter.org

Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota is seeking dancers for the 2016-2017 season:

1) Male professional dancers: Soloist and Principal level, for next season as salaried employees, from approximately September 2016 to May 2017; and

2) Male and female Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced dancers train with TCB Company members through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions

To arrange an audition, please contact Twin Cities Ballet directly: info@twincitiesballet.org or call 952-452-3163.

Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

Zenon Dance School is accepting applications for choreographers interested in working with Zenon Dance Zone Performance Group students in a twelve-week choreographic process ending with three performances.

Summer Zone Session: June 6-August 28

Zone Performances: August 26 and 27 at 8:00pm and August 28 at 7:00pm

As a Zone Choreographer you will:
-Work with Zone students to either create a new dance or refine an existing piece.
-Have access to students who are passionate and committed dancers from a variety of dance backgrounds and have been selected through auditions.
-Be provided rehearsal space!
-Be compensated with 20 free dance classes, or 20 hours of personal rehearsal space, or a split of the two (good for one year).
-Have your work produced over three evenings as part of the Zenon Dance Zone Concert.

Please send your resume and a link to video samples of your choreography to torre@zenondance.org by May 6.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

COLLIDE is currently interviewing for its summer internship program! Every wondered what it takes to start your own company? Or simply want to learn about arts administration? Our education-based internship provides training in maintaining a patron database, email marketing, fundraising, volunteer organization, dance education, pre-show prep, grant research and more!

For more information or to submit a letter of inquiry please contact info@collidetheatrical.org to set up an interview. No pay, but excellent training, resume credit and letter of reference provided upon completion. 6-8 hours/week--very flexible schedule.

The Ritz Theater- 345 13th Ave NE Minneapolis
Regina Peluso- Regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

The Cambrians [Kaym-bree-uns] is a Chicago headquartered dance production and media company. We are currently holding auditions for one full position and two apprenticeships with our professional company as well as our 2016 Summer Intensive.

We do not expect to make cuts, preferring rather to treat the audition as training workshops first, ensuring everyone in attendance receives a worthwhile dance experience

Iowa CIty, IA
Sunday, May 1
The University of Iowa
Department of Dance
Halsey Hall
Iowa City, IA 52245
Registration at 10:30 am
Audition from 11-3pm
Audition Fee - $20

Summer Intensive Dates
Session 1: June 13-July 2, 2016
Session 2: July 5-23, 2016
For any questions, please email us at

The University of Iowa Department of Dance- Halsey Hall
The Cambrians- info@thecambrians.com

My name is Brenna Mosser. I am presenting a piece in SooVAC's Roadtrip with Live Arts to Silverwood Park on May 12 ( http://www.soovac.org/index.php/news/view/soofuze_call_for_teen_artists/ ) I need two performers of any experience level, ideally men, who like to work outside, like to play in the dirt, and enjoy physical labor. Need to be available all day on May 12, performance at 7:30pm. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at bjhmosser@gmail.com.

Silverwood Park, 2500 County Road E, St. Anthony, MN, 55421
Brenna Mosser- bjhmosser@gmail.com

Mathew Janczewski’s ARENA DANCES is seeking both male and female dancers with excellent technique in ballet and modern dance for immediate and future ARENA performances.

Saturday, May 14 12:30-3:30
Studio 2b at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

The audition will begin with class lead by Mathew Janczewski and then move into learning movement and partnering from ANTHEM. Please bring picture and resume stapled together.

Founded in 1995, ARENA DANCES has been an artistic force in the Twin Cities for the past 20 years. The work is abstract in form, giving shape to emotions – exploring the depths and limits of what drives us as humans to connect, to break away, to survive. Lightsey Darst for mnartists.org called Janczewski’s work “physically brilliant yet emotionally intimate, dramatic, widely varied, witty and heartfelt.”

If you are unable to attend the audition, please send a photo and resume.

Photo by Dan Norman
Dancer: Timmy Wagner

STUDIO 2b The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
Mathew Janczewski- arenadances@gmail.com, (612) 804-0238


At the Actors Fund, we have long-supported dancers in managing the unique demands of a life in dance, assisting in times of need, crisis, or transition.

Through our Career Transition for Dancers and Dancers' Resource programs, we assist in career planning and transition, health, wellness, and support for injured dancers at absolutely no cost. We also offer emergency financial assistance, scholarships and grants for dancers meeting specific financial criteria; May 11 is our next scholarship application deadline.

Not sure if you can participate? Email Maryellen Langhout, career counselor for dancers in our Chicago office at mlanghout@actorsfund.org, call 212.221.7300, and check out actorsfund.org.

National with offices in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles
Maryellen Langhout- mlanghout@actorsfund.org, (212) 221-7300


TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake behind Patrick’s Cabaret. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street / Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050


Erin Thompson teaches advanced modern dance classes at Zenon on Thursday mornings from 9:30am-11:00am. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency, and power from the floor in locomotion. With the incredible Dean Magraw on guitar.

Cost: $14 per class ($1 off for professionals)/$130 for a ten-class card

Zenon Dance School | 4th floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

MDT’s Open Adult Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults (ages 16 and older) who wish to enjoy the physical and aesthetic benefits of dance. These classes provide opportunities for exercise, stretching and toning of the body and an exploration of dance as an art form in a noncompetitive atmosphere.

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS-Preregistration required
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Next session: April 5 – June 21

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

Class Prices:
90-minute class $15
Barre only $10
30-minute pointe class $5

10-class card $110
5-class card $60
10-pointe class card $40

Minnesota Dance Theatre, 528 Hennepin Avenue, 6th Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Spend your Monday evenings with Deborah Thayer!
Somatics: 6-7pm
Intermediate 2 Modern: 7-8pm

The emphasis of this Somatics class is to access the holding patterns created by most dance training. This class uses hands-on bodywork to unlock patterns and balance the body.

Afterwards, Deborah's modern class is designed to integrate the information from Somatics. It begins with gentle and slow floorwork before moving to fun, light physicality that satisfies that dancer's need to move. Influenced by elements of Laban Bartienieff, Global Somatics, Butoh, and other movement theater techniques, we cover movement principles such as cause and effect, stability/mobility connection, visceral support and initiation, and energetic states and flows.

Take either class for $14 or both for $16!

Register online or drop-in.

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Come get grounded, groovy, lengthened, and energized! Develop your musicality, rhythm, and personal expression with jazz for every level of dancer!

Beginning 1 Jazz:
Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm with Alison Rubin
Saturdays, 1-2pm with Tracy Vacura

Intermediate 1 Jazz:
Saturdays, 2-3:30pm with Tracy Vacura

All Levels/Friday Morning Jazz:
Fridays, 9:30-11am with Erinn Liebhard and Karla Grotting

Sweat it out, shake it off, and find your roots with JAZZ!

Register online, or drop-in throughout the session:

Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

Build a new relationship with gravity and also build your upper body strength!
Drawing from dance and movement vocabularies in capoeira, gymnastics, yoga, Hawkins, and contemporary approaches to dance movement, expand the possibilities of supporting your body in motion. Jennifer’s long-time work in inverted dance is an ever-growing vocabulary that is fluid and strong, soft and powerful, while working the body safely and centered.

Jennifer Ilse is co-artistic director of Off-Leash Area, a interdisciplinary dance and theater company.

Tuesdays, 7-8:30 pm at Zenon Dance School
$14 drop-in/$130 ten-class-card (good for one year)


Zenon Dance Company and School, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Torre Edahl- torre@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

These open professional classes are ballet classes for the advanced or professional dancer, taught by some of the most excellent teachers in the Twin Cities including Lirena Branitski, Jeffery Hankinson, Marianne Raub, Barbara Weinstein, and Maureen Williams Haworth. FREE parking, blocks away from the lightrail stop, and CHEAPEST professional rate in the Twin Cities.

Mondays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teacher: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teacher: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teacher: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teacher: Maureen Haworth
Fridays Advanced Ballet Technique 10:00-11:30 Fairview Ave Studio ⎟ Teacher: Lirena Branitski

Single class rate for working professionals: $8.00
Single class rate for students: $10.00

Visit our website for more information.

Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

St. Paul Ballet Drop In Program- Teens and Adults

This is designed for students who wish to begin or continue dance training for health, recreation or self-enrichment. Students are encouraged to grow as an individual artist and to participate at their own pace. Classes are taught by teachers dedicated to the growth and fostering of ballet as an art form and believe dance contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Classes emphasize overall body conditioning and encourage an aesthetic appreciation of dance. All classes are accompanied by professional musicians who collaborate with our teachers just as in our pre-professional program and for our professional dancers.

Our drop-in program allows students a flexible schedule that meets the needs of both the working professional and busy student. Call, email or drop by the studio during our business hours to learn more.

Brittany Adams- spb@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Kenna Camara-Cottman, Laurel Keen, Blake Nellis, Kerry Parker, Jeffrey Hankinson, Abdo Sayegh and others.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/10-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 605-1925

An invigorating, ten-week community-oriented dance class for adults 55+, MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise. Classes occur every Wednesday from 6:30-8:00pm at The Cowles Center in the Target Education Studio.

When: Now - June 8; Wednesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: The Cowles Center- Target Education studio
Who: Cowles Center Teaching Artists
How Much: $10/class or $75 for membership (bring a friend new to MovementWise and receive $10 off a membership)

Membership includes:
-All 10 classes
-20% off select tickets to performances throughout the season.
-10% off at Mason's Restaurant and free coffee on matinee days

To sign up for the series contact, Education Director Jessi Fett: jfett@thecowlescenter.org.

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640


Dancers and Choreographers contribute to Minnesota's economy. Let's prove it!

Creative MN and more than 180 partners including MN Citizens for the Arts, Springboard for the Arts, Curio Dance, Katha Dance Theatre, MN Dance Theatre, Ragamala and Voice of Culture Drum and Dance are working together on an Artists and Creative Workers study. It will measure the economic impact of artists and creative workers to bring more attention, respect, and funding for artists and their efforts to make their art and their living in Minnesota.

The best way we can prove the economic clout of artists and creative workers is to hear from you about how you earn your living and the dollars you are spending in your community. Your information and privacy will be completely protected. The survey is housed on a secure research site, with firewall protection.

Take the survey now: bit.ly/MNArtistsCount

Sheila Smith- staff@artsmn.org, (651) 251-0868